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Well, this is a bit of life imitating art. We’ve seen David Tennant play an English teacher in the Lauren the Schoolgirl skit with Catherine Tate. And, now he’s taking on the role of teacher in real life. Or maybe more of a tutor, to be accurate.

Working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he’ll be accepting questions from children who are studying the Bard’s work, reports the Evening Standard. Students with questions can email them to homeworkhelp@rsc.org.uk or post them using the hashtag #RSCHomeworkHelp on Twitter or Instagram by Sunday, May 17.

Tennant has starred in a number of adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, including Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Richard II.

Here’s a peek at his performance in the BBC’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet:

It’s not just Tennant. Sir Patrick Stewart and Tamsin Greig will also be taking part, with both having theater experience themselves.

Sir Pat recently performed a sonnet on The Graham Norton Show:

And, Greig, well, she did — ahem — a Shakespearean strip tease on stage (it’s PG):

It would be such a delight to receive an email from one of these thesps, but that’s not quite the plan. The answers will be recorded and released by the RSC beginning this coming Monday, May 18.

Is anyone in your household going to take them up on the offer for 411? 

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Filed Under: David Tennant, Shakespeare
By Brigid Brown